In the seventeenthyear of Pekah the son of Remaliah, 1Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, becameking.
22Ahaz was twentyyearsold when he becameking, and he reignedsixteenyears in Jerusalem ; and he did not dowhat was right in the sight of the LORD his God, as his fatherDavid had done.
But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, 3and even made his sonpass through the fire, 4according to the abominations of the nationswhom the LORD had adriven out from before the sons of Israel.
He 5sacrificed and burnedincense on the highplaces and on the hills and undereverygreentree.
5Then6Rezinking of Aram and Pekahson of Remaliah, king of Israel, came up to Jerusalem to wage war ; and they besiegedAhaz, 7but could not bovercome him.
At that timeRezinking of Aramrecovered8Elath for Aram, and cleared the Judeans out of cElath entirely; and the dArameanscame to Elath and have livedthere to thisday.
79So Ahazsentmessengers to 10Tiglath-pileserking of Assyria, saying, "I am your servant and your son ; come up and deliver me from the ehand of the king of Aram and from the fhand of the king of Israel, who are rising up against me."
811Ahaztook the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD and in the treasuries of the king'shouse, and sent a present to the king of Assyria.
912So the king of Assyrialistened to him; and the king of Assyriawent up againstDamascus and 13captured it, and carried the people of it away into exile to 14Kir, and putRezin to death.
Now KingAhazwent to Damascus to meet15Tiglath-pileserking of Assyria, and saw the altarwhich was at Damascus ; and KingAhazsent to 16Urijah the priest the gpattern of the altar and its model, according to all its workmanship.
So Urijah the priestbuilt an altar ; according to all that KingAhaz had sent from Damascus, thusUrijah the priestmade it, hbefore the coming of KingAhaz from Damascus.
When the kingcame from Damascus, the kingsaw the altar ; then 17the kingapproached the altar and iwent up to it,
and jburned his burntoffering and his mealoffering, and poured his drinkoffering and sprinkled the blood of his peaceofferings on the altar.
1418The bronzealtar, which was before the LORD, khe brought from the front of the house, from between19his altar and the house of the LORD, and he put it on the northside of his altar.
Then KingAhazlcommandedUrijah the priest, saying, "Upon the greataltarmburn20the morningburntoffering and the eveningmealoffering and the king'sburntoffering and his mealoffering, with the burntoffering of all the people of the land and their mealoffering and their drinkofferings ; and sprinkle on it all the blood of the burntoffering and all the blood of the sacrifice. But 21the bronzealtar shall be for me to inquire by."
So Urijah the priestdid according to all that KingAhazcommanded.
Then KingAhaz22cutoff the borders of the stands, and removed the laver from them; he also 23tookdown the sea from the bronzeoxenwhich were under it and put it on a pavement of stone.
The coveredway for the sabbathwhich they had built in the house, and the outerentry of the king, he removed from the house of the LORDbecause of the king of Assyria.
Now the rest of the acts of Ahazwhich he did, are they not written24in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah ?
So 25Ahazslept with his fathers, and 26was buried with his fathers in the city of David ; and his sonHezekiahreigned in his place.